According to the Polk County SheriPolk County Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Barry Hendrson, 50, passed away Tuesday due to complications from COVID-19.

Henderson has been hospitalized for the past two months and on a ventilator for over 50 days.

The PCSO’s Facebook post read, “With heavy hearts we say see you later to our Sgt. Barry Henderson this morning. You have served Polk very well and will be greatly missed. We thank God and your family for sharing your life with us throughout the years.”g to

Henderson, while trying to recover from COVID-19 suffered renal failure in recent weeks and had just come off dialysis treatments in hopes he would be transfered to the University of Florida Shands Hospital.